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  • War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases

    PHILADELPHIA Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country's second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year. Now No. 4, pancreas cancer will climb in the ranking partly by...
  • Endangered bats found only in South Florida find haven at golf course

    MIAMI Giselle Hosein peers into the dark sky above a manicured fairway on the Coral Gables Granada Golf Course, trying hard to see what she can so far only hear: an elusive Florida bonneted bat, among the rarest in the world. "It took me three or four...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • Biologists say first California condor chick born in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A pair of California condors have successfully hatched a chick in the rocky peaks of Utah's Zion National Park, biologists have said, in what is believed to be the first birth of its kind in the Western state. Biologists...
  • On the California gnatcatcher and development

    To the editor: As the senior authors of the paper on the California gnatcatcher denigrated by Occidental College biologist John McCormack, we wish to make clear that, contrary to his implications, no one other than the authors had any say in the analyses,...
  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    If you’re a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that...
  • Coyotes reportedly getting bolder

    In her 16 years with OC Parks, Barbara Norton has seen her share of coyotes. But the number is up this year, and the animals are reportedly more aggressive, which Norton said could be the result of California's record drought. "There are a lack of...
  • Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

    WASHINGTON Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday designated those coastlines, as well as 300,000...
  • Continental duck population up 8 percent, record high

    Continental duck populations have increased over last year to record levels, and their habitat conditions have improved, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report released Wednesday. The preliminary estimate for the total duck population is...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • Making Health Care System More Efficient Subject Of Forum

    HARTFORD -- A forum on health care Monday had a "best of times, worst of times" feel. Some members of the panel convened by U.S. Rep. John Larson spoke of the tremendous explosion of knowledge and innovation that is dramatically remaking the health care...